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With the Obama administration hammering out its Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions, the biomass industry is positioning itself as a leader in the renewable energy world. With that, a major U.S. utility has struck a deal with other mega-electricity consumers to provide all of their biomass-produced power. Constellation, a subsidiary of...
When you turned on your lights today, did you think of a family forest owner? Or how about this morning when you walked across your dark-stained pine floors and opened the drawers to your maple bureau: did you imagine the family-owned forest where it may have come from? Or when you sneezed and reached for a tissue? Because families care for more...
Sawlog prices fell throughout much of North America during the 3Q/14 because of reduced lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Lower lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia resulted in generally lower sawlog prices in both the US and Canada in the 3Q/14, according to the North...

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Recently the media has reported on release of the sequel to the infamously flawed "carbon debt" argument,...
The science dialogue is heating up on biomass as policy makers in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere seek to...
The forestry world has lost another giant. John Marker, a much admired U.S. Forest Service retiree, recently passed...
Congress has until this May to pass some kind of Highway Bill, since the current Highway Bill—known as MAP-21...
Congress’ failure to reauthorize funding for the Secure Rural Schools Act underscores this need more powerfully...

Industry News

Parliamentary Secretary Kelly Block, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern...
As regions of Kentucky continue to suffer from economic downturns, expanding timer commercialization may be one way to boost state and local economies, said Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville. Combs...
By Russ WIles | The Republic | azcentral.com A citrus quarantine has been expanded to parts of Maricopa County around Gila Bend following detection of a tiny insect that can carry a disease fatal to...
Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX:CYT) announced today that Brian Baarda, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the company to advance his career in a more senior...
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government for pursuing trade action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding duties on Canadian dissolving...
Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding the Oneida Indian Reservation and the following counties in Wisconsin to the list of regulated areas for the...

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Forest Photos

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Hundreds of small streams like this one criss-cross industrial forest land in western Oregon and Washington. They provide countless miles of habitat for spawning salmon and steelhead, and thus must be protected from the impacts of nearby timber harvests. No harvest buffer zones insure that these remain quiet hideaways seldom seen by people.